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Tweak Ubuntu Unity: Get a dock-style launcher and Unity Dash

One of the largest issues I obtain concerning Ubuntu Unity is that the Launcher is secured to the left side– without method to relocate. Up till Ubuntu 11.10, there was a hack with the Compiz Config Manager that enabled you to relocate the Launcher to the base of the display. It was unpredictable, created collisions, as well as ultimately was ... Read More »

Installing and testing Ubuntu’s Mir server

This past week my curiosity was piqued and I gave Ubuntu’s new X Server a spin. I assumed, given the infancy of the software, that it would be a train-wreck of an experience. Believe it or not, I was happily surprised at the maturity and stability of the software. Does that mean it’s ready for public consumption? Oh no. And ... Read More »

Get a Chromebook-like platform on your Ubuntu desktop with Jolicloud

Chromebooks are one of the hottest items at the moment. They take an incredibly simplistic approach to computing that also layers on the security of a Linux-based operating system to create an encapsulated environment that runs primarily within a web browser. You may think this is terribly limiting, but with today’s cloud-centric work environments, the likes of Chromebook and are ... Read More »

Fact sheet: Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander)

October 2013 will see the release of the next iteration of the Ubuntu Linux operating system. There are plenty of features coming down the pipeline, some of which have caused great controversy with the Linux world. Even with the surrounding controversy, Ubuntu Linux continues to be one of the most popular Linux desktops available. But what will the Saucy Salamander ... Read More »

Ubuntu Edge: A case of mistaken identity

I recently penned a post titled, “10 criteria Ubuntu Edge must meet if it’s going to succeed”. A few days after that post went live, someone pointed out a fact to me that was – dare I say – bit disheartening. That fact? Ubuntu Edge is for enthusiasts only and will not be made available to the public at large. ... Read More »

Five reasons why the Ubuntu tablet could shock naysayers in 2014

    With a recent proclamation by Mark Shuttleworth that an “interesting set of household brands’ are looking at putting Ubuntu Touch on their own phones and tablets,” the mobile landscape has become quite interesting. Prior to this, it seemed like the Ubuntu Phone was having serious issues gaining any traction with major brands. However, with Ubuntu 14.04 placing a ... Read More »

Easily install Google Web fonts in Ubuntu with TypeCatcher

One of my many business ventures is designing book covers. I use all open source software for this, so I work within the Linux platform (Ubuntu to be exact). A key component of digital graphics is fonts. Now, everyone who uses Linux knows that installing fonts is no longer the hassle that it once was (just dump all of your ... Read More »

Six must-have Ubuntu Unity tweaks

    There’s a lot of reasons to love Ubuntu Unity. Out of the box, it’s an incredibly efficient and user-friendly desktop environment. Is it standard fare? Not at all. Is it hard to learn? Not even remotely. Are there necessary tweaks you have to make? Certainly. Depending upon your desire to tinker, you could find yourself tweaking the interface ... Read More »

Fact sheet: Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander)

October 2013 will see the release of the next iteration of the Ubuntu Linux operating system. There are plenty of features coming down the pipeline, some of which have caused great controversy with the Linux world. Even with the surrounding controversy, Ubuntu Linux continues to be one of the most popular Linux desktops available. But what will the Saucy Salamander ... Read More »

Install the high performance Nginx web server on Ubuntu

Look out Apache, there’s a web server — Nginx (pronounced Engine X) — that means to dismantle you as the defacto standard web server. The Nginx project started development in 2002, but it’s just now really showing its strength and starting to gain a serious following. Nginx is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 ... Read More »